Our story

Welcome to our story! Here's a little more about us.

We are a husband and wife team that loves what we do! We met at 18, married young and have enjoyed growing together over the years as we pursue our passions and dreams. We are best friends and grow more in love each year, and I wouldn't want it any other way! It is such a bonus to work as a team with someone you know so intimately that you know what they are thinking and how they work behind the camera. Weddings are so amazing to capture! The energy and joy is so contagious, the love stories are so moving (I get tears EVERY time I see a bride come down that aisle) and we get to be a part of helping others remember it.

I (Leah) was an awarded artist since childhood and continued my studies of photography and art in college. When my husband, Joel, got his degree in cinematography, it was my grand idea that we go into business together. What a trip and thrill it has been!

We have spent many years capturing weddings in Virginia, but now we love being Arizona and Utah wedding photographers as well! The amazing contrast of the red cliffs against the pristine blue skies of the desert, to the beautiful and historical landscapes of Virginia, we love serving our diverse clients! We feel so grateful for all of the amazing couples, families, and vendors we get to work with throughout the year.

 We look forward to investing our time into getting to know you! - Leah and Joel

"My goal is to capture your beautiful life-changing moments and everything in-between. That is what makes your story so special."


Leah Behind the lens

things I love....

*quiet mornings with my cup of coffee, watching the sun come up
*going on any adventure with Joel (whether it's a drive through the canyons or a trip overseas)
*reading inspiring stories
*playing games with my kids and hiking as a family
*being a wife and momma
*running a business that I love
*meeting new people and hearing their stories
*working out in our home gym, getting stronger every day!

Joel behind the lens

His Favorite Things...

*writing and playing music (he learned to play by ear as a child!)
*landscape photography
*working out in our home gym
*playing with our kids
*finding a new place to explore
*working outside and planning new projects
*maps, maps, maps,..that can entertain and fascinate him all day!

Kind Words from our Couples
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Destiny + Devario

Wow! From our first discussion and engagement session to the goodbye hug on the wedding day, White and Black Photography were the best throughout this year! They made us feel at ease and got so many shots during our October wedding! Initially with our engagement shoot, we were blown away by the images captured, so we knew we were in good hands for our big day! They are so creative, just follow their lead! I think the biggest plus to this team, is that they are a husband and wife DUO!

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Step 1

Once you reach out through our contact link, we will send you a quick questionnaire, so we can learn more about your wedding details. Along with the questionnaire, we will send a link to our full wedding brochure that give details about all of our collections and our list of additional items that you may desire to add-on to your collection. Upon choosing your desired collection, we will schedule a consultation over the phone, in person or over Zoom, your choice! We will chat about the details, questions you may have and talk more about your wedding day!

Step 2

After consulting with you, I will put together a custom proposal for you that includes the contract, collection details and an online payment plan. Once everything is reviewed and signed electronically, with the retainer paid, you're all set and on our schedule!

Step 3

After your wedding date is secured, we will send you our welcome package and gift, that includes our exclusive planning guide with tips and info for planning your engagement session and wedding day! If you are doing an engagement session, we will work together via email on finding a date and the perfect location for you!

Step 4

Get excited! Your wedding day is almost here! If you have done an engagement session, you will have already received your private gallery and are swooning over your images and looking forward to the next ones to come! We will have a pre-wedding day planning session a month or two before your big day (either over the phone, Zoom or in person) to go over and finalize your photography timeline, any questions and discuss or visit the venue together, so you can share what you love about the venue and any locations you are desiring for family or couple's portraits.